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Nature volume 88, page 428 (25 January 1912) | Download Citation



WE are glad to see the appearance of the volume referred to below, containing as it does the meteorological observations made at the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, for the years 1900 to 1905 inclusive, because there has been difficulty in obtaining the necessary funds for printing. Fortunately the Radcliffe Trustees, by means of a grant of a special character, have been able to overcome this difficulty; and not only will the arrears of printing be made good, but, as the director remarks, “we hope before many months are past to be able to clear those off and in future to publish the results of our meteorological observations promptly in a regular annual form.” This is really good news, because meteorologists—and there are now many of them—who discuss meteorological observations desire to include the most recent data, and in a great number of cases these are impossible owing to the values not being published. The meteorological observations made at the Radcliffe Observatory, some of which date from the year 1850, form a most valuable, continuous, and homogeneous series, so that it is most important that this series should be published as soon as possible. Even now the present volume goes only so far as the year 1905, so that the observations for the years 1906 to 1911 are still missing in a published form.

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